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    Sniper Scope??Sniper Scope??Sniper Scope??Sniper Scope??Sniper Scope??Hello,

    This came from the veterans family and the story I got was it came off a German rifle, which was sold long ago.
    I don't know much about optics but there seems to be some pitting to the lens.
    Any information and an idea of value would be appreciated...thanks
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    What mag is it Karl? Is it fixed? First appearance makes me think it's just a generic hunting 'scope, but let's see what others may think.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Sandstorm pitting to the lens perhaps...if WW2 possibly from Africa

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    What mag is it Karl? Is it fixed? First appearance makes me think it's just a generic hunting 'scope, but let's see what others may think.

    Regards, Ned.
    Hi Ned, It's 4X

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    Hi Karl,

    First off, ignore my first post, it's completely bogus!

    Hensoldt is the military arm of Carl Zeiss Optics, so your 'scope, which appears to be a Hensoldt Wetzler Ziel Dialyt 4 X which IS a sniper 'scope and was fitted to the Kar98 sniper rifle.

    These 'scopes are highly thought of and collectable. In good condition it's worth around $250-300, if badly pitted around $100-150.

    These 'scopes were produced from the 1920's through to the 1940's and used throughout the war. The serial no. will tell you when it was manufactured, so if you post it, i'll try and track it down....but no promises!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Ned,

    The only number I can find is 12549. Thanks for any help.

    Best Regards,
    Karl

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